I have absolutely no strength below my rib cage. Standing is a fading memory. If I start to go over, I'd better be able to grab something. (My problem is spinal cord.)
It is amazing what can be a barrier. Anything higher than about an inch, sand, gravel, mud, ice, snow deeper than an inch, uneven elevator-floor, gap in sidewalk, slopes steeper than 1 in/foot, (I am naming things that have caused me to get stuck or fall over, and so my cell phone became a life saver literally). My rear anti-tip wheels don't always anti-tip, and I have no front or side anti-tip wheels.
After 15 years my third chair is in desperate need of repair; After months of insurance network issues I need a doc script and 10 to 15 days to pre-cert before the parts can be ordered!!! (they won't take a note signed by me
) Now both thumbs are seriously arthritic and my shoulders may soon need steroid treatment. And I have a trigger finger, all from overuse. My next chair may have electric assist. Full electric are not as maneuverable.
Vegetarian Arthritic Paraplegic Wannabe Routerologist The RouterForums member formerly known as mftha or th-alton
"Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
-attributed to Chief Seattle of the Native American Suquamish Tribe
- Wood working, especially router work is too much fun to let "disabilities" get in the way.
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